9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lenk im Simmental
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Manama

1
night
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 8th (Sun), cool off at Bains des Paquis, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Geneva is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manama to Geneva, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manama in December; daily highs in Geneva reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

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Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

1
night
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): have fun at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Betelberg.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lenk im Simmental holiday builder app .

You can drive from Geneva to Lenk im Simmental in 3 hours. Traveling from Geneva in December, expect Lenk im Simmental to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then get great views at Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald day trip app .

Drive from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

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Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Ufschotti Park and Mt Pilatus. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to The Nine Towers in Lucerne--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary app .

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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